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2017

Origin by Dan Brown was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2017.

2016

Green Room directed by Jeremy Saulnier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2016.

2015

Mad Max: Fury Road directed by George Miller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2015.

2014

Neighbors directed by Nicholas Stoller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2014.

2013

Star Trek Into Darkness directed by J.J. Abrams was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2013.

2012

Famous people born on this day include Copeland Quinn. In that special week people in US were listening to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye. Battleship, directed by Peter Berg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012. Shadows In Flight by Orson Scott Card was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2012.

2011

Thor directed by Kenneth Branagh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2011.

2010

Robin Hood directed by Ridley Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2010.

2009

Up directed by Pete Docter was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Prognosefokus . What Happens in Vegas, directed by Tom Vaughan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Dark Curse by Christine Feehan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2008.

2007

28 Weeks Later directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2007.

2006

Mission: Impossible III directed by J.J. Abrams was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2006.

2005

Kingdom of Heaven directed by Ridley Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2005.

2004

Troy directed by Wolfgang Petersen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Emma Engle. In UK Ignition Remix by R Kelly was in the top 5 hits. X2, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Beach House by James Patterson, Peter de Jonge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2003.

2002

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones directed by George Lucas was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Elijah Solomon. In that special week people in US were listening to All For You by Janet. Moulin Rouge!, directed by Baz Luhrmann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Addison Holley. In UK Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty) by Oxide & Neutrino was in the top 5 hits. Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Natural Blonde by Liz Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Teo Halm. In that special week people in US were listening to Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin. Notting Hill, directed by Roger Michell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Girls' Guide To Hunting And Fishing by Melissa Bank was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Megan Goodman. In that special week people in US were listening to My All by Mariah Carey. Godzilla, directed by Roland Emmerich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Endurance by Caroline Alexander was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1998.

1997

The Fifth Element directed by Luc Besson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1997.

1996

Dead Man directed by Jim Jarmusch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1996.

1995

Braveheart directed by Mel Gibson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1995.

1994

The Crow directed by Alex Proyas was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Camille Godard. In UK Five Live (EP) by George Michael & Queen With Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits. My Neighbor Totoro, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Truman by David McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Spencer Breslin. In that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. Lethal Weapon 3, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Night Over Water by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include AshONasty . In that special week people in US were listening to I Like The Way (The Kissing Game) by Hi-Five. What About Bob?, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Molly Ivins Can'T Say That by Molly Ivins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Luke Kleintank. In UK Killer by Adamski was in the top 5 hits. Bird on a Wire, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. September by Rosamunde Pilcher was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Jesse Denver. In that special week people in US were listening to Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul. See No Evil, Hear No Evil, directed by Arthur Hiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Koji Seto. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Duchess Of Windsor by Charles Higham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Joshua Ovenshire. In UK Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship was in the top 5 hits. La Bamba, directed by Luis Valdez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Texasville by Larry McMurtry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1987.

1986

Top Gun directed by Tony Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1986.

1985

The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave was one of the best seller of 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Ivet Lalova. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. The Natural, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Possessions by Judith Michael was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Vince Young. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. Breathless, directed by Jim McBride, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Eric West. In that special week people in US were listening to Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney. Annie, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. How To Make Love To A Woman by Michael Morgenstern was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Allen Leech. In UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits. The Burning, directed by Tony Maylam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. American Dreams by Studs Terkel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jeff Roehl. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, directed by Irvin Kershner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Memories Of Another Day by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Kaci Thompson. In that special week people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Shibumi by Trevanian was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1979.

1978

Delta Of Venus by Anais Nin was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Lee Hendrie. In that special week people in US were listening to Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder. The Car, directed by Elliot Silverstein, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Looking Good by Charles Hix was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ron Mercer. In that special week people in US were listening to Silly Love Songs by Wings. Watch Out, We're Mad, directed by Marcello Fondato, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Angels by Billy Graham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include John Higgins. In UK Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette was in the top 5 hits. French Connection II, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nelson Figueroa. In that special week people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, directed by John Hough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Tory James. In that special week people in US were listening to You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder. The Day of the Jackal, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Turner Stevenson in Prince George. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Persian Boy by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Ben Coleman. In that special week people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. 10 Rillington Place, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Throne Of Saturn by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Vicky Sunohara. In UK Back Home by England World Cup Squad was in the top 5 hits. The Ballad of Cable Hogue, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Shivering Sands by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1970.

1969

Mackenna's Gold directed by J. Lee Thompson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ernie Logan NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars. In that special week people in US were listening to Tighten Up by Archie Bell & The Drells. The Swimmer, directed by Frank Perry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Karl Dunbar. In that special week people in US were listening to Groovin' by The Young Rascals. For a Few Dollars More, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Mike Inez. In that special week people in US were listening to Monday, Monday by The Mamas & The Papas. Arabesque, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Airs Above The Ground by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Erik Hanson in Kinnelon. In UK Ticket To Ride by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Pawnbroker, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Explorer by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Will Wolford NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts. In that special week people in US were listening to My Guy by Mary Wells. What a Way to Go!, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marty McSorley in Hamilton. Spencer's Mountain, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Mike Whitmarsh in San Diego. In UK Nut Rocker by B Bumble & The Stingers was in the top 5 hits. Peeping Tom, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Conversation With Stalin by Milovan Djilas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Jim Bowden. In that special week people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. Two Women, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Inside Europe Today by John Gunther was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tom Jackson in Oakville. In UK Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Hiroshima Mon Amour, directed by Alain Resnais, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1960.

1959

Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1959.

1958

Gigi directed by Vincente Minnelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1958.

1957

Desk Set directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Joe [Naomichi] Ozaki in Tekushima. In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. While the City Sleeps, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1956.

1955

Kiss Me Deadly directed by Robert Aldrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1955.

1954

Three Coins in the Fountain directed by Jean Negulesco was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Helen Chadwick. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Bellissima, directed by Luchino Visconti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Diane E[lizabeth] Duane. Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1952.

1951

God'S Men by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1951.

1950

In a Lonely Place directed by Nicholas Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1950.

1949

The Barkleys of Broadway directed by Charles Walters was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1949.

1948

State of the Union directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1948.

1947

Born to Kill directed by Robert Wise was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1947.

1946

The Postman Always Rings Twice directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1946.

1945

Blood on the Sun directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Peter Ryan. The Scarlet Claw, directed by Roy William Neill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1944.

1943

The Ox-Bow Incident directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1943.

1942

This Gun for Hire directed by Frank Tuttle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1942.

1941

Citizen Kane directed by Orson Welles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1941.

1940

Waterloo Bridge directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1940.

1939

Goodbye, Mr. Chips directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1939.

1938

The Adventures of Robin Hood directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1938.

1937

Captains Courageous directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1937.

1936

Show Boat directed by James Whale was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1936.

1935

Werewolf of London directed by Stuart Walker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1935.

1934

Born to Be Bad directed by Lowell Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1934.

1933

A Study in Scarlet directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1933.

1932

Sons by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best seller of 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1932.

1931

The 3 Penny Opera directed by G.W. Pabst was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1931.

1930

The Chess Player directed by Raymond Bernard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1930.

1929

The Black Watch directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include G R Hall. The Man Who Laughs, directed by Paul Leni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. The Bridge of San Luis by Rey Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1928.

1927

7th Heaven directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1927.

1926

The Boob directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1926.

1925

Strike directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1925.

1924

Sherlock Jr. directed by Buster Keaton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1924.

1923

Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton was one of the best seller of 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1923.

1922

Missing Husbands directed by Jacques Feyder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1922.

1921

Carmen directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pope John. The Flapper, directed by Alan Crosland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. The River's End by James Oliver Curwood was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1920.

1919

Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1919.

1918

The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1918.

1917

A Romance of the Redwoods directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1917.

1916

Sherlock Holmes directed by Arthur Berthelet was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1916.

1915

Jaffery by William J. Locke was one of the best seller of 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1915.

1914

Home, Sweet Home directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1914.

1913

Raja Harishchandra directed by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1913.

1912

The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Davies was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1912.

1911

The Lost Chord directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1911.

1910

The Rosary Florence by L. Barcla was one of the best seller of 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1910.

1909

Sherlock Holmes IV directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1909.

1908

The Lure of the Mask by Harold MacGrath was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1908.

1907

The Port of Missing Men by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1907.

1906

Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1906.

1905

The Garden of Allah by Robert Hichens was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1905.

1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1904.

1903

Lady Rose's Daughter by Mary Augusta Ward was one of the best seller of 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1903.

1902

The Mississippi Bubble by Emerson Hough was one of the best seller of 1902.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1902.

1901

Fulton Market directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1901.